Millions of guests have enjoyed thousands of performances at the Benedum Center since its opening as the Stanley Theatre in 1928, but this is a first.
Pittsburgh welcomes artists working in 3D animation technique, particle and liquid simulations, and audio-reactive image generation.
For two days only and four total outdoor performances, the exterior façade of the Benedum Center becomes the canvas for Filip Roca’s World Premiere projection mapping spectacle, Manifold. In the foreground, near the intersection of Penn Avenue and 7th Street, acclaimed Chinese composer Wang Lu’s original score, written specifically for Manifold, will be brought to life by an ensemble comprised of outstanding Pittsburgh musicians from many worlds. Our great symphonic and new-music players are joined by masters from our jazz heritage, other traditional forms, and young players crossing musical barriers. Expect to hear echoes of hip-hop, ragtime-influenced banjo, flamenco guitar, and brass band from a non-traditional orchestra as diverse as Pittsburgh itself, under the baton of Daniel Nesta Curtis. The eight-minute performance is a must-see!